[Python-Dev] Relative Package Imports
Tue, 14 Sep 1999 08:21:26 -0400
M.-A. Lemburg wrote:
<color><param>0000,7F00,0000</param>> Agreed. I would much prefer imputil.py to become a standard -- then I
> could add my hook into its chain and wouldn't have to argue for using
> relative imports ;-)
<color><param>0000,7F00,0000</param>> But then, how would I tell if someone else</color>
<color><param>0000,7F00,0000</param>> already has integrated such a hook in the chain ? I sure wouldn't want
> to add another one just to make sure...
</color>Actually, imputil was designed to be used either generally or
specifically. In other words, a package can install a link in the
chain just for its contents. The hook can pass on the request as
soon as it realizes that the request is not "his". The overhead
involved is probably insignificantly different from having complex
tests in a single generalized hook.